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A Toast to the French
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"Join myself, PDAZ, Rowena8482, and doublemm at our soirée en France, as we discover some remarkable French folk."
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As drinks are passed around, the French emperor partakes of a glass of brandy and is honored to find out that it had been named after him. What name is shared by both the emperor and the brandy?
As an elegant young lady passes, she leaves a cloud of scent from the large creamy white flower in her hair. It is a Magnolia grandiflora, but which botanist named the Magnolia genus?
Joseph Pitton de Tournefort
Johann Jacob Dillenius
Carl Peter Thunberg
As new guests arrive, a familiar scent pervades the party. One lady is wearing a perfume known as 'No. 5'. Which prolific 20th century couturier was responsible for this perfume?
Hubert de Givenchy
Yves Saint Laurent
There is a sharp intake of breath as the guests spot Michel Lotito, or 'Monsieur Mangetout', approaching. As well as scoffing the elegant canapés and guzzling the fine liqueurs, what has this gourmand been known to eat?
As the guests enjoy some fine cuisine, their ears are treated to the soft sounds of 'Clair de Lune'. Which Frenchman composed 'Clair de Lune'?
His left hand bandaged after being shot by his lover, the French poet holds a cocktail in his right hand which he was told had been named after him (or rather, his hand). Which decadent poet was it?
As waiters carry trays of hors d'oeuvres out from the kitchen, the sound of commotion follows. Thoughts of 'brigade de cuisine' soon arise. Which French restaurateur created this concept of a hierarchy in a kitchen?
Absinthe is offered at the party, but one man abstains. Which cartoonist and animator produced the 1920 film 'Hasher's Delirium' which detailed the effects of overindulgence in absinthe?
A group of guests gather in the corner, and admire a painting of water lilies on the wall. Which French impressionist artist was responsible for the 'Water Lilies' series of paintings?
The guests raise their glasses to the guest of honor, a French Benedictine monk who earned fame for his vineyard work at the Abbey of Hautvillers. Which name is shared by both the monk and a prestigious brand of bubbly?
Pippin the Hunchback
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Compiled Aug 08 12